Identifying effective strategies and obstacles to delivery.

Theme 3

Fundamental Care in Hospital

Evidence Brief


  1. 12 hour shifts: Nurse burnout, job satisfaction & intention to leave
    Evidence Brief: Autumn 2015. Contact: Dall’Ora, C.



  2. Chiara Dall'Ora from NIHR CLAHRC Wessex on Vimeo.



    1. Improving patient experience and safety via a ward based clinical accreditation scheme Evidence Brief: Digest of research for NHS clinicians and managers Autumn 2015 Contact: Wharam, H.
    2. Vital signs in hospitals at night. Dying to sleep? Evidence Brief: Digest of research for NHS clinicians and managers, Spring 2015

    Journal articles


    1. Interventions for compassionate nursing care: a systematic review.
      Blomberg, K., Griffiths, P., Wengstrom, Y., May, C.R., Bridges, J., submitted. Interventions for compassionate nursing care: a systematic review. International Journal of Nursing Studies. 2016 Oct;62:137-55. 

    2. Safe staffing for nursing in emergency departments: evidence review.
      Recio-Saucedo, A., Pope, C., Dall'Ora, C., Griffiths, P., Jones, J., Crouch, R., & Drennan, J. (2015). Safe staffing for nursing in emergency departments: evidence review. Emergency Medicine Journal, 32(11), 888-894. Contact: Recio-Saucedo, A.

    3. Registered nurse, health care support worker, medical staffing levels and mortality in English hospital Trusts: a cross-sectional study. Griffiths, P., Ball, J., Murrells, T., Jones, S., Rafferty, A.M., 2016. Registered nurse, health care support worker, medical staffing levels and mortality in English hospital Trusts: a cross-sectional study. BMJ Open 5, e008751.

    4. Nurse staffing and patient outcomes: strengths and limitations of the evidence to inform policy and practice. A review and discussion paper based on evidence reviewed for the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence Safe Staffing guideline development.
      Griffiths, P. et al Nurse staffing and patient outcomes: strengths and limitations of the evidence to inform policy and practice. A review and discussion paper based on evidence reviewed for the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence Safe Staffing guideline development . Int J Nurs Stud. 2016 Nov;63:213-225.


    In progress

    1. Systematic Review of Processes to manage diarrhea and vomiting (based on Mat Moyo PhD work (theme 6): “Implementation of hand hygiene in hospitals using Normalization Process Theory” Contact: Schoonhoven, L)

    2. Systematic Review of Risk assessment scales for predicting pressure ulcers (Contact: Schoonhoven, L.)

    3. Improving nutrition intake in people with dementia (based on the PhD studentship by Naomi Gallant working on theme 2 and supervised by theme 3).

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